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A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.

[From Greek dikrotos, double-beating : di-, two; see di-1 + krotos, rattling noise.]

di·crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(daɪˈkrɒtɪk) or


(Physiology) physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
[C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di-1 + krotein to beat]
dicrotism n
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(daɪˈkrɒt ɪk)

pertaining to or having a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.
[1700–10; < Greek díkrot(os) (di- di-1 + krótos beat, clap) + -ic]
di′cro•tism (-krəˌtɪz əm) n.
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There was also presence of a vertebral artery dicrotic notch at the early diastole, which may possibly be interpreted as further evidence of vessel saturation.
It is designed to use the derivative of the PPG signal at lower frequencies, in order to detect the abrupt upslopes of the systolic pulse compared to the diastolic or dicrotic pulse in the PPG signal.
Cheang, "Insight into the dicrotic notch in photoplethysmographic pulses from the finger tip of young adults," Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, vol.
The main disadvantage of using derivatives methods is that they were quite sensitive to noise, and its measurement reliability was not good enough especially when there were no obvious tidal or dicrotic points on the arterial pulses [18].
Percussion wave (P1) represents arterial pulsation, tidal wave (P2) represents brain tissue compliance, and dicrotic wave (P3) is due to closure of aortic valve.
In [31] is proposed a method to pulse onset, systolic peak and dicrotic notch detection on the arterial blood pressure (ABP) waveforms.
BP tracing showed normal BP values including systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, mean arterial pressure, and dicrotic notch pressure as well as normal heart rate in both control group and Allo group (Figures 2 and 3).
When there is increase in the blood flow in the corpora cavernosa,it will lead to the increase in intercavernosal artery pressure and small dicrotic notch appears at the end systole.